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The Rundown #20

As we roll on into Autumn, there are a lot of interesting beers coming out.  In addition to the myriad pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers surfacing, there is more to look forward to.

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The Rundown #18

Good afternoon, my beer nerd brothers and sisters.  It’s time for your weekly dose of new releases, seasonals, and good beer.

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What’s on Tap! 08/01/2014

Happy First Friday, Beer Buzzers.  We have a pretty solid list of things for you to do while you drink, but we’ll start with where you should be TONIGHT.

Get your butts down to Mother’s for the First Firkin Friday.  Tonight, they’ll have a Blueberry Mandarin Summer With with your name on it.  They start pouring the gravity-fed deliciousness at 6, but their tasting room opens in 15, so get busy getting there so you don’t miss a drop.

Tonight, you can catch an Springfield BRewing Company sampling at Arts & Letters as part of First Friday Art Walk.  They will be exhibiting art by Shay Rainey and pouring delicious local beer.  Win.  Starts at 7pm and runs until 10 pm at 214 S Campbell ave in downtown Springfield.

Tuesday, August 12th is the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tasting at the Brown Derby Wine Center.  The price is $20 per person and it will be a one-time opportunity to try several amazing beers you will not have another chance to try locally.  Show starts at 6:30 in the Wine Center Tasting Room.  RSVP at 417-883-4066 and tell them we sent you.  We get nothing out of it, but it will confuse them when you tell them.

The list of beers includes:

  • 3 Floyds Brewing Company Chico King Pale Ale
  • Allagash Brewing Company Myron’s Walk Belgian Style Pale
  • Asheville Brewer’s Alliance Tater Ridge Scottish Ale
  • Ballast Point Brewing Company Electric Ray India Pale Lager
  • Bell’s Brewing Company Maillard’s Odyssey Imperial Dark Ale
  • Cigar City Brewing Yonder Bock Tropical Maibock
  • Firestone Walker Torpedo Hoppy Pilsner
  • Oskar Blues Brewery CANfusion Rye Bock
  • New Glarus Brewing Company There & Back ESB
  • Ninaski Brewing Company Double-Latte Coffee Imperial Stout
  • Russian River Brewing Company Yvan the Great Belgian-Style Blond
  • Victory Brewing Company Alt Route Altbier

The largest local homebrew club, The Zymurgists of the Ozarks (The Homebrew ZOO) has their monthly meeting on August 19th at 7:30 pm at The Homebrewery in Ozark, Missouri.  This month, we’ll be discussing Session Beers, which is a topic near and dear to my heart.  Come on out and meet some very avid beer-sharers.

This month is Boulevard’s month to make your mouth water.  They’re sponsoring 417 Magazine’s Restaurant Month, which promotes… well… restaurants in 417.  The kick-off party is Thursday, August 7th at Metropolitan Farmer, but they’re getting started August 3rd at participating restaurants.  For tickets to the kickoff party, call 417-720-1665, or click here for the menu and details.

Get out there and get drinking.  Tag your photos with #SGFBeer or send them to us at @sgfbeerbuzz (on Twitter and Instagram).  Let’s make this social media thing social.

What’s on tap! 06/27/2014

First, off, let’s start with the most urgent event.  Joe Stange, Co-author of The Good Beer Guide to Belgium and Around Brussels in 80 Beers, will be at the Brown Derby Wine Center today from 4-7pm sharing some hand-selected Belgian Beer Samples.  It’ll be educational, delicious, and– best of all– free.

Good Beer Guide to Belgium Cover
Good Beer Guide to Belgium, by Tim Webb and Joe Stange

Once you’ve done that, you can head over to Mother’s Brewing Company for their Friday Flix event, co-sponsored by The Moxie Cinema.  Tonight’s feature is Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.  Escape to Bat Country with Hunter S. Thompson on a mad journey through Vegas and drug-induced hazes.  Needless to say, you need to leave the kiddos at home.  This event is 21+ only.  Entry is $5 at the gate, and the show starts at 8:30 or so.

July 3rd, your Mother’s will be at Macadoodles in Branson for a beer tasting from 5-7.  If you have plans to be at the lake for the weekend of the 4th, this is a good way to get that started.  Check out Macadoodles online for more info.

On July 5th, join the folks at 2nd Shift Brewing Company in New Haven, Missouri for 2nd Shift’s Beerfest.  Runs from 1-5pm at the Cedar Creek Center, and will feature a large list of guest breweries sampling their wares.  Breweries include Mother’s, Schlafly, O’Fallon, Perennial, One Trick Pony, Six Row Brewing Company, Boulevard, Tallgrass, Rock Bridge, Morgan Street, Augusta, Square One, and many more.  If you’ve never been to New Haven, Missouri, this is a perfect reason to go.The address is Cedar Creek Center, 1401 Olive Road, New Haven, MO 63068.  For more information, call the brewery at 573-237-3421.  Designated drivers will be free.  Tickets are $30, but check out 2nd shift’s website for more info.

Don’t forget SGF Craft Beer week starts on July 13th.  It will be a week full of craft-beer related events all over town.  I’m working on compiling a list of events as quickly as possible.  It all culminates in the Craft Beer Bash downtown the following Saturday.  That event will feature all of the local breweries and a lot of craft beer flowing freely on Springfield’s Park Central Square.  Gird your loins.

In the meantime, whet your appetite with this list of SGF Beer Week events from Mother’s.